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GOP Primary Debate May 1

April 26, 2010

Iowa Public Television to Broadcast Republican Gubernatorial Debate Saturday, May 1

Debate sponsored by Iowa Broadcast News Association;

Broadcast Live on IPTV WORLD at 3:30 p.m., Rebroadcast on IPTV at 8 p.m.


(Johnston, Iowa)  -- As part of the network’s Campaign 2010 coverage, Iowa Public Television will broadcast a debate among the three candidates vying for the Republican nomination for governor. The debate, sponsored by the Iowa Broadcast News Association, will be shown live on IPTV WORLD (statewide on IPTV.3 or Mediacom channel 119) Saturday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m. A rebroadcast of the debate will air on IPTV May 1 at 8 p.m. The debate will also be streamed live on our website, and available to watch here following the debate. 

            The Republican Race for Iowa’s Governor: The IBNA Debate will take place in Cedar Rapids, and will include candidates Terry Branstad (R-Des Moines), Rod Roberts (R-Carroll), and Bob Vander Plaats (R-Sioux City).  Paul Yeager of Iowa Public Television, Jeneane Beck of Iowa Public Radio, and Todd Dorman of The Cedar Rapids Gazette will join moderator Bob Fisher, news director at KGLO Radio in Mason City.

            Media may record the program for news excerption purposes, with credit to Iowa Public Television/IBNA. For inquiries about the broadcast, contact Jennifer Konfrst at 515-242-3146.

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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 1.5 million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS, and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming channels, reception, and more can be found at www.iptv.org.

For immediate release:
April 26, 2010

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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